Antonio J. Soave
Antonio J. Soave is the CEO of Capistrano Global Advisory Services (CGA). In this capacity he has assisted myriad businesses to expand their operations abroad, establish joint ventures and conduct acquisitions. He has done so in a number of business sectors including, but not limited to: construction, infrastructure development, transportation, biotech, alternative energy, automotive, heavy truck and general manufacturing. He is also active in business restructuring consulting and foreign capital/equity raises, as well as corporate turn-around. His geographic areas of competence and specialization are the Middle East, Europe and South America.
Previously, Antonio served as the Executive Director of the School of Business at Benedictine College in Kansas, where he was founder of the Journal of International Business and established the first International Business Advisory Council (I-BAC). The I-BAC is comprised of twenty-five (25) high-level business and financial leaders from around the globe.
Antonio was the founder and former CEO of RGI International, a boutique investment banking and marketing consulting firm. In 1998 he collaborated with the WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort and created the World Youth Soccer Academy™ at Disney’s Wide World of Sports® Complex. This was a four-year operation that led to the creation of a children’s television program, a line of sports gear for kids, and an Internet portal for international understanding.
During the early years of his professional career, Antonio was an adjunct professor of international economics and international business at the Walsh College of Business in Troy, Michigan, an Intern at The White House in the Office of Public Liaison’s Department of Foreign Policy and Defense under President Ronald Reagan. In the late ‘90’s, Antonio received an honorary “knighthood” from the Antiche Tradizioni Veronesi in Verona, Italy for his work in improving business relations between Italy and the United States.
Antonio is also a volunteer with One Voice, the joint Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative and he is the author of various articles, journals, screenplays and novellas. His works include: The Journal of International Law and Practice (4 volumes), My Beloved Croatia (political biography), and The Consequence (novella).